• The Danville Area Humane Society is expanding!

    Thursday, December 14, 2017

    The board and staff of the Danville Area Humane Society are thrilled to announce that a $250,000 grant has been received from The E. Stuart James Grant Charitable Trust to renovate and remodel the oldest parts of the city public animal shelter. The cat room and isolation areas will be renovated and the older dog […]

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  • Santa Claus is coming…to DAHS! No, really!

    Tuesday, November 28, 2017

    Waylaid by the snow, Santa had to turn back last weekend, but have no fear, he’s coming! Santa will be at the Danville Area Humane Society on Saturday, December 16th. Santa Claus will be at the shelter from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Bring your pets, your children, your parents, yourselves and have pictures taken […]

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  • New spay and neuter programs happening now!

    Friday, August 25, 2017

    The Danville Area Humane Society is thrilled to announce two spay/neuter programs. On September 13th and 14th, the PETA mobile clinic will once again be at the Danville animal shelter. This year, 140 surgeries will be performed in those two days. There are still a few openings for dogs, and several for cats, so sign […]

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  • It’s time for our favorite fundraising event!

    Friday, August 25, 2017

    Join us at Gentleman’s Ridge Farm on September 30 from 6pm to 10:30 pm and help us raise money for local animals. We will have dancing, live music from The Pizzaz Band, a silent auction, a photo booth (We’ll supply everything but the camera!), vegetarian hors d’oeuvres, and a beer and wine cash bar. Tickets […]

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  • Yard sale time!

    Monday, June 19, 2017

    We’re on the countdown to our HUGE yard sale. It will be this Saturday from 7:30 – 12:00 noon at the Community Market. We have been overwhelmed by your response to our plea for donations. There must be some empty closets and storage rooms in Danville and Pittsylvania County now because our walls are bulging! […]

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Critter Corner

Aug
31

Critter Chat: August 31, 2016

Sometimes, the absolute sadness or even horror of a situation is hard to fathom.  Such was the case of a dog that, thankfully, is now in heaven.  We had received a complaint about a dog that was chained in a yard and people driving by were concerned about him because he just kept getting thinner. […]

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May
3

Critter Chat April 13, 2016

Paulette Dean Executive Director Danville Area Humane Society Have you ever seen an animal that has completely given up? I have and my heart breaks each time. With the ever-present cameras and on-line posting of videos and pictures, the comments and captions usually blame the animal’s broken spirit on the shelter. However, the sadness, neglect, […]

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Mar
6

Critter Chat – March 4, 2015

Critter Chat For March 4, 2015 By Paulette Dean               It is amazing how mere seconds can become experiences that will never be forgotten.  In the midst of a very sad cruelty investigation last week, we had such an experience.             We had been called to assist the Danville animal control officer at an […]

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Jan
20

Critter Chat For:  January 21, 2015               New Year’s Day has always been a day of reflection and planning for me.  Several family members and I celebrate New Year’s Eve together, complete with refreshments, grape juice and Sprite, games, and a talent show.  We have looked forward to that time together since my first […]

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Jan
20

Critter Chat For:  January 7, 2015   Many years ago, I gave up making New Year’s resolutions.  Instead, I choose a theme for the year.  Some years, the theme is a verse from scripture, and other times it’s a short poem.  A theme is a constant reminder of what I hope to become.  My theme […]

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Oct
23

Critter Chat

Critter Chat For July 16, 2014   Even critics of the Danville Area Humane Society should admit that we have an aggressive spay/neuter program.   Even as early as 1980, we allocated funds in our budget to help (albeit in a small way) with the cost of the sterilization surgeries.  In October of 1993 when we […]

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News Release

May
23

Rewards Offered For Two Separate Puppy Abandonments

The Danville Area Humane Society is offering rewards in two separate cruelty incidents. On Friday, May 8, 2015, two citizens brought in a cardboard box that had six young pit bull mix puppies in it.  They had found the box at the Blairs dumpster site late afternoon.  The puppies were suffering from the effects of […]

Mar
6

NEWS RELEASE RE: SEIZURE OF PIT BULLS & POODLES

For Immediate Release March 6, 2015 Contact:  Paulette Dean (434) 799-5306             On March 6, 2015, General District Court Judge Robert Adams gave custody of four dogs to the Danville Area Humane Society and the former owners were ordered to not own companion animals.             On February 25, 2015, Humane Society staff members were requested […]

Feb
4

Reward Offered For Chihuahua Abandoned On Parker Rd

For Immediate Release February 4, 2015 Contact:  Paulette Dean… (434) 799-5306   The Danville Area Humane Society is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest and the conviction of the person or persons who may have abandoned a female Chihuahua on Parker Road this morning.   A man […]

Nov
28

REWARD OFFERED FOR INJURED PUP ABANDONED AT MT TABOR DUMPSTER

We are very sad to have to report this story; however, we are grateful to the kindhearted man who found the sealed box with the puppy in it.  Please read the news release we just sent: For Immediate Release November 28, 2014 Contact: Paule…tte Dean (434) 799-5306 The Danville Area Humane Society is offering a […]